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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #15 on: November 04, 2019, 12:16:50 AM » Author: xmaslightguy
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On an unrelated note. I believe this topic should be moved into the off topic section. Same with the topic about photo hosting sites.
I kinda agree, that would be a good place for it.
And thinking of off-topic...I'm considering del'ing my to posts in it since they went pretty far off-topic .lol.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #16 on: November 05, 2019, 09:04:13 PM » Author: A2ZAlarms
I hate those sites, they are just a scam for people to make money off of advertisements
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #17 on: November 07, 2019, 01:00:31 PM » Author: Fluorescent05
Another thing I can't stand is when electrical suppliers use old photos (of older devices) and then try to sell you the newer "equivalent" of the older device. Sometimes, this can be quite annoying because the older switch could be something rare (like a 3 way snap switch) but once you click the link, you are greeted by a modern piece of crap (like a junky 3 way residential grade switch).
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #18 on: November 07, 2019, 02:07:48 PM » Author: Rommie
Another thing I can't stand is when electrical suppliers use old photos (of older devices) and then try to sell you the newer "equivalent" of the older device. Sometimes, this can be quite annoying because the older switch could be something rare (like a 3 way snap switch) but once you click the link, you are greeted by a modern piece of crap (like a junky 3 way residential grade switch).
The other annoying thing, especially on eBay, is where you limit your search to your home country (here, the UK) and you get countless listings from sellers who are based in China. You complain and they say "oh but the stock is in the UK" which isn't what I wanted to search for. I want to support UK sellers not Chinese ones, thanks all the same  >:(
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #19 on: November 07, 2019, 03:08:47 PM » Author: sol
The other annoying thing, especially on eBay, is where you limit your search to your home country (here, the UK) and you get countless listings from sellers who are based in China. You complain and they say "oh but the stock is in the UK" which isn't what I wanted to search for. I want to support UK sellers not Chinese ones, thanks all the same  >:(

Or eBay sellers who use a generic image with sparse details, even in the description.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #20 on: November 07, 2019, 07:41:34 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
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Or eBay sellers who use a generic image with sparse details, even in the description. 
Those are easy...
If a eBay user can't be bothered to take decent pictures, and/or make a reasonable description, then I can't be bothered to bid-on or buy-now their item. .lol.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #21 on: November 11, 2019, 12:38:13 PM » Author: HomeBrewLamps
This has been moved from General Lighting Discussions to Off Topic.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #22 on: December 13, 2020, 09:37:51 AM » Author: Binarix128
For avoid all that sheety trackers I use duckduckgo and Vivaldi browser, which I configured to keep the cookies and the history only in that session, so when I open the browser again all cookies should be gone. It is based in Chromium, so it supports chrome extensions and avoid Google sabotage if it detects you are using another browser. It seems to work and Google seems to not be aware of what I search or visit there for pop out in my ads. Also I configured some things in my phone about the activity log of Google and the backups, also I deactivated the customized ads, all that should help something but I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't.

Despite I use duckduckgo which claims to collect no info of you it is a bit sus to me. I still prefer it because Google is 100% confirmed that is always with the eye on you inside their search engine and outside it with Google analytics, their browser, and their home assistants, so I prefer duck because it doesn't track you as far as I know. What appears sus to me is that how they didn't fall in the temptation of mining data, and how such company without mining can stand. Till nothing is really confirmed I'll keep with duck.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #23 on: December 13, 2020, 02:22:35 PM » Author: xmaslightguy
I block Google Analytics and a whole bunch of other crap at the network level. (plus tons of stuff adblocked in the browser)

For cookies, I selective allow - some sites (LG for example) are allowed to have normal cookies, others are allowed session only, and the majority none at all.

My browser of choice is PaleMoon, and then FireFox, and as a 3rd option IceDragon .. that last one has some pretty bad spyware - it attempts to send back info on EVERY website you visit .. that is ofcourse blocked at the network level.

I will not use Chrome or any of those 'home assistants' "open microphone/spy speakers" Don't currently have a cellphone, but when I get a new one, I'll be going in & disabling as much of the spy crap as possible. Might even try rooting it.

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I really should start using DuckDuckGo for searches more often.
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Re: Why useless websites? « Reply #24 on: December 13, 2020, 02:31:00 PM » Author: Mandolin Girl
I avoid using Google products whenever possible, and when I do it's in a private window on Firefox, which is what I use as a browser, and I have been using it since the very beginning.
I always use DuckDuckGo as a search engine... Or as a friend calls it QuackQuackGone.  :lol:

As far as the mobile phone goes we have gone back to using the good old Nokia 6310i. It makes and receives calls and text messages, that's all we need.
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